Incredibly awesome! I have made the "Playgroup Granola Bars" from this website for a few years now, and while we liked them, they were always a little too dry and crunchy for our tastes, and a few were always left to get moldy instead of eaten, which was a big waste. I didn't have oat bran, so I upped the flax to 1/2 c. or so, and I ground it in a coffee grinder (you have to grind flax to get the nutrients from it). I buy sesame seeds in bulk, so I dry toasted my own in a skillet till they started making a "pop" noise. I was out of raisins and only had crunchy peanut butter on hand. My only other change was that I bought peanut butter/chocolate swirl chips in the baking aisle and just threw them in with the rest of the ingredients, rather than coating the top with chocolate. I wanted something my hubby could take on the go with him, leave in the car, etc. without melting all over everything. All that said, I am still stuffed from dinner, but I wander over to the counter every 10-15 minutes to snitch another crumb because these are just so good. My boys are going to love these, and I won't return to the other recipe ever again (sorry ol' Playgroup! You were a faithful friend... till now). I love all the healthy grains, and that my boys are getting some good protein and fats from REAL butter and peanut butter. Easily edited to incorporate any of our favorite dried fruits or grains - we will be making many variations of these!
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Incredibly awesome! I have made the "Playgroup Granola Bars" from this website for a few...